Pharyngula

I’ll be speaking tonight at 7 in the Student Union of Sacramento City College.

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Holy crap, they’re charging admission. Maybe no one will show up now…unless I add extra value to my performance. Strip tease? Singing the Narwhal song? My imitations of celebrity creationists (warning: they all involve drooling)? Oh, man, where can I get a puppet, some KY, and a rabid wolverine at such short notice?

Comments

  1. #1 MaxH
    January 26, 2010

    Narwhals, Narwhals swimming in the ocean, causing a commotion, ’cause they are so awesome!

    Yeah, I’d pay to see you do that.

  2. #2 Brownian, OM
    January 26, 2010

    Yeah, I’d pay to see you do that.

    Hell, I’ll pay you to stop.

  3. #3 Glen Davidson
    January 26, 2010

    Let’s see, cells are complex, so Jesus made them.

    Is there anything more to how creationists “use complexity”?

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/mxaa3p

  4. #4 Gyeong Hwa Pak, the Pikachu of Anthropology
    January 26, 2010
    Yeah, I’d pay to see you do that.

    Hell, I’ll pay you to stop.

    And I’ll pay for you to continue it, because I’m heartless.

  5. #5 Michelle R
    January 26, 2010

    If you do strip tease I think you should add up an extra. Such as a DVD of your performance to all payers.

  6. #6 https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawknp6g-_AMR4VqJyE249yPUUEAzpXQYyXs
    January 26, 2010

    Any update on the Thursday ‘performance’? I can’t find info on where and when.

  7. #7 MaxH
    January 26, 2010

    Yeah, after a couple of rousing choruses, though!

    Then it would get sort of old.

    (BTW, my nephew, who’s two, sings ‘narwhals, narwhals’ – his father and I are terrible influences on that child).

  8. #8 lose_the_woo
    January 26, 2010

    PZ, for some of us, perhaps even a lot of us, $5 would be a bargain.

  9. #9 Ray Moscow
    January 26, 2010

    Well, someone has to pay for the hall. This is only about half the price of a movie will probably be a lot more fun.

  10. #10 MasterDarksol
    January 26, 2010

    $5? Maybe if you sang Get on My Horse instead. ;P

  11. #11 Acronym Jim
    January 26, 2010

    I like how they put “Humanist of the Year” in scare quotes.

    …What?

  12. #12 cehegarty
    January 26, 2010

    “Oh, man, where can I get a puppet, some KY, and a rabid wolverine at such short notice?”

    Short answer: the Indiana Legislature.

  13. #13 epicureanparadox
    January 26, 2010

    Oh, man, where can I get a puppet, some KY, and a rabid wolverine at such short notice?

    Bacon man! How could you leave out the bacon?!!

  14. #14 Nineveh
    January 26, 2010

    I woke up to someone telling me on Facebook that Neanderthal man DID live with dinosaurs, and how could I be so stupid, and then read this. So nice to go from rabid anger to laughter. Good luck! If you’re going ahead with your Creationist impression don’t forget the knuckle dragging. It will make it more ironic.

  15. #15 Desert Son, OM
    January 26, 2010

    For those of us who won’t be able to make the gig, howsabout just a short transmission, via website, that your loved ones back in Minnesota fared the storm alright and are on their way home?

    Still learning,

    Robert

  16. #16 spicersh
    January 26, 2010

    If I’ve gained nothing else from this site, I at least have a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old who know almost all of the Narwhal song.

    Now onto the advanced course at zombo.com.

  17. #17 spicersh
    January 26, 2010

    I have also just learned that I am wholly incapable of using html tags. Apologies all around.

  18. #18 donbutton
    January 26, 2010

    We’re only charging for the NON students and faculty. The $5 is designed to make all the rapid creationists in this town pay for the right to see PZ (and fund the club!).

  19. #19 lose_the_woo
    January 26, 2010

    The $5 is designed to make all the rapid creationists…

    In my experience, I’ve typically found that they are quite slow.

  20. #20 kestrien
    January 26, 2010

    I, a nonstudent, will be there, happily paying admission!

  21. #21 lose_the_woo
    January 26, 2010

    OT:

    More Catholic outrage and Phil Donohue screeching.

    From the article:
    “Instead of standing on principle and telling those generating the ‘negative feedback’ that no one is forced to go to Mass, and that tolerance demands respect for religious freedom, officials at Celebrity Cruises decided to yield to the bigots,” the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue says in a statement. “The Catholic League advises all Catholics to shop around the next time they plan to take a cruise, but not to waste their time checking out Celebrity Cruises.”

  22. #22 Dan
    January 26, 2010

    I’m looking forward to it PZ. See you tonight.

    And I’m more than glad to fork over a few bucks to help out the freethinkers. I remember college club finances…they always need a bit of help!

  23. #23 rob
    January 26, 2010

    don’t malign droolers by conflating them with creationists!

  24. #24 Sengkelat
    January 26, 2010

    I’m glad you mentioned it was at the Student Union, since the flier makes it sound like Sac City is a one-room college. I’m looking forward to the talk.

  25. #25 caseyhov
    January 26, 2010

    PZ, I have an extra alf puppet, there are lots of Rite Aids, and there actually was a wolverine spotted not far from where you’re at, up in the foothills.

  26. #26 Qwerty
    January 26, 2010

    lose_the_woo

    That’s Bill Donohue, not Phil.

  27. #27 Zeno
    January 26, 2010

    Any update on the Thursday ‘performance’? I can’t find info on where and when.

    Thursday’s appearance at Sierra College in Rocklin is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 in the evening in Room W-110, which I presume is a lecture hall. My contacts at Sierra did not fill in that detail.

  28. #28 https://me.yahoo.com/a/65L6hp58sJR27IqJ9Gqb4.TnnNo-#cf793
    January 26, 2010

    Fuck, now I have a mouth full of crabs. Ptoo ptoo

  29. #29 lose_the_woo
    January 26, 2010

    That’s Bill Donohue, not Phil.

    *facepalm*

  30. #30 Qwerty
    January 26, 2010

    lose_the_woo – Good article though.

    Why does the word “apoplectic” come to mind when I think of Bill Donohue?

  31. #31 blf
    January 26, 2010
    Yeah, I’d pay to see you do that.

    Hell, I’ll pay you to stop.

    And I’ll pay for you to continue it, because I’m heartless.

    And I’ll loansharkfund the bidders. Plus I’ll have a supply of earplugs, disposable cameras, and rats-on-a-stick. Also some fluffy narwhals, sing-a-long lyrics, plus, acquired at great expense from the distant monks in the far mountains, some woodengenuine narwhal tusks, perfect for skewering creationists, babies, Cthulhu, and the arsehat next to you singing at the top of his voice.

  32. #32 Leon
    January 26, 2010

    Holy crap, they’re charging admission. Maybe no one will show up now?

    Well, I’ll be there, anyway. See you tonight PZ!

  33. #33 dude070012
    January 26, 2010

    Sing NARWALS AND PUT IT ON YOUTUBE!!!

  34. #34 John Morales
    January 26, 2010

    Acronym Jim,

    I like how they put “Humanist of the Year” in scare quotes.

    Have you considered they might be just quotes, rather than “scare” quotes? :)

    Without them, it’d be stating not that he had been awarded that epithet, but that it was a veridical claim.

  35. #35 AlishaV
    January 26, 2010

    When you visit Sierra College make sure to fit in time to visit their natural history museum. It’s tiny, just situated in the Sewell Hall/science building, but it’s a wonderful place. There’s a full-grown Gray Whale suspended from the ceiling, quite a few fossils collected by the students, including a gomphothere, and even a dry tar seep full of all sorts of bones. It really is a spectacular museum, especially for a community college.

  36. #36 John Morales
    January 27, 2010

    You Americans!

    This museum is “tiny”, but has a full-grown Gray Whale (skeleton, I presume) suspended from the ceiling?

  37. #37 hinakuu
    January 27, 2010

    I’d pay to hear you speak (so would/are your students, technically). Any chance you’ll come to Kansas ever?

  38. #38 Azkyroth
    January 27, 2010

    Unfortunately, my childcare arrangements evaporated at the last minute, so I had to sit this one out :(

  39. #39 AlishaV
    January 27, 2010

    Whoops! Sorry! Yes, a Gray Whale skeleton. There’s a picture of it here: http://www.sierracollege.edu/EventsAthletics/NatHistMus/exhibitsIn/whale.htm Everything is situated in the hallways between the classrooms, so while the building is large, I don’t consider the exhibit area very big.